August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Oglala Lakota Nation tells Catholic Church to Repudiate Racist Doctrine of Discovery



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The following letter is being delivered today to Jesuit Superior General, Fr. Arturo Sosa, asking the Roman Catholic Church to renounce the Doctrine of Discovery on his visit to Red Cloud Indian school. Wopila
Kevin Killer
President

Oglala Sioux Tribe 


"The Doctrine of Discovery forms the Western world's intellectual and legal foundation for the colonization of our peoples, which has led to the genocide of our peoples, the taking of our children, the theft and desecration of our lands, and innumerable other harms."

CANADA: Police Pepper Spray Three Land Defenders in a Show of Excessive Force




RCMP Pepper Spray Three Land Defenders in a Show of Excessive Force

By Gidmit'en Checkpoint
Censored News

Unceded Wet’suwet’en Yintah (Smithers - BC) – On Friday, August 12 around 4pm, land defenders were followed and harassed by police while enroute to their private residence on Gidimt'en yintah.

The police proceeded to use excessive force by arresting 2 land defenders and pepper spraying each arrestee and one other. One of the victims of this violent assault had already been placed in handcuffs behind their back before being pepper sprayed.

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